CTG (cardiotocogram)

In consultation, the midwife sometimes uses a device called a "cardiotocogram".

This device records the heart sounds of your baby and measures the contractions over a given period of time.

This examination is completely painless and safe for you and your baby.




I am tired, what should I do?

Tiredness is relatively normal, it is due to the bodily changes and growth of your baby. This process requires a certain amount of energy.

Practical advice:

  • Don't feel guilty
  • Give yourself time to rest
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Keep hydrated




I have had a fall or I was in a traffic accident, what should I do?

After a fall or accident, consult a physician quickly. The baby is normally well protected in its natural environment, but a check-up is necessary.

Under certain special circumstances, it will be necessary to hospitalize you for 24 hours to monitor you.




Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care


Mission of the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Division

  • To provide care for all newborns, infant or child whose vital functions are threatened and who requires monitoring or therapy subject to intensive medicine.
  • To support patients and their loved ones in these crisis situations
  • To make every effort, in close collaboration with their immediate family, to provide all that is necessary and possible to improve the quality of life and chances of survival of children in a state that requires monitoring or specialized treatment.
  • To achieve and maintain a level of excellence over the long term, the effort depends on four components: clinical care, training-education, humanitarian projects as well as research, with the utmost respect for the children and their parents, and to improve their condition.

Lors d'un accouchement, la péridurale est une technique d’anesthésie qui vise à atténuer, voire abolir, les sensations douloureuses des contractions. Cette vidéo s’adresse aux femmes enceintes qui souhaitent s’informer sur cette technique et sa mise en place.

Sécurité et bien-être de la femme et de l'enfant sont les maîtres-mots qui vont accompagner le déroulement de l'accouchement à la maternité des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

La base Rega HUG a fêté en 2011 ses 40 ans de présence sur sol genevois et ses 10 ans de rattachement avec les HUG. Gros plan sur la prise en charge des nouveau-nés au sein de la Rega.


I have hemorrhoids, what should I do?

Pregnancy can lead to hemorrhoids. They are due to the compression of the uterus on the large blood vessels, a hormone (progesterone) and constipation.  Hemorrhoids can be painful and can result in bleeding, but they do not represent a risk to your baby.

Talk to your physician.

Practical advice:



I have the flu (common cold, sore throat, cough, etc.) without fever, what should I do?

The common cold is not dangerous for the baby. You can consult your family physician.

Practical advice:

  • Drink lots of fluids (water, herbal tea)
  • For example, for coughs: thyme tea with honey and lemon
  • For example, for colds: inhalation, seawater spray